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Author Klein, Woody, 1929-

Title All the presidents' spokesmen : spinning the news, White House press secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush / Woody Klein ; forewords by Marlin Fitzwater and Dee Dee Myers.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.

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 UniM Bail  973.910922 KLEI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 249 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-239) and index.
Contents Foreword: Press Secretaries Are Historical Figures / Marlin Fitzwater -- Foreword: The First Woman Press Secretary / Dee Dee Myers -- Preface: The Life of a Press Secretary / Woody Klein -- Introduction. The White House Press Secretary: "After the Presidency Itself, The Toughest Job in the White House" -- Ch. 1. Hot War -- Ch. 2. Cold War -- Ch. 3. Presidential Scandals -- Ch. 4. Domestic Crises -- Ch. 5. Domestic Controversies -- Ch. 6. Global Issues.
Summary "This is the first volume to chronicle the story of the evolution of the symbiotic relationship between presidential press secretaries and reporters who covered White House news from Franklin Delano Roosevelt through and including George W. Bush. The book reveals how the presidential press secretary's role has evolved from old-fashioned public relations into a smooth-working system of releasing news and responding to reporters' questions at daily briefings in order to portray the president in the best possible light."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Presidential press secretaries -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Presidential press secretaries -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
Presidential press secretaries -- United States -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Government and the press -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Government and the press -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
Public relations and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Public relations and politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945 -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780275990985 (alk. paper)
0275990982 (alk. paper)